RF connector with built-in locking to handle shock and vibration

October 17, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
The latest MHF brand I LK micro RF coaxial connector and wire harness from I-PEX is designed with a built-in lock that keeps the connector in place on the PCB in high shock and vibration applications.

Designers no longer have to glue their RF connectors with messy epoxy or adhesive. This new locking mechanism keeps the connector in place on the board, increasing productivity and reliability.

The connector has the same features as the tiny MHF I connector, which is used to connect antennas to radios and for testing radios while maximizing performance within minimal space. Because of the tiny size of the connector, engineers have greater flexibility in designing their PCBs.

This connector supports many of the new transmission standards, including Wi-Fi®, 4G LTE, Bluetooth®, GPS, M2M, SigFox, WiSUN, NB-IoT and LoRa®. They are ideal for high shock and vibration applications, particularly in the automotive, airline and drone industries. The MHF I LK Connectors are available in a variety of cable sizes and lengths with outer diameters of 0.81 mm, 1.13 mm, 1.32 mm, 1.37 mm and 1.80 mm.


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